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Senior AR Accountant with German

Requisition Number:  3343
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Location: 

Kraków, MA, PL, 31-001

This role is part of the Global Business Services group and reports to the Accounts Receivable Supervisor. Senior Contract Accountant will prepare complex billing documentation in accordance with contractual terms and partner with project teams to assure a high-quality invoice is issued to the customer. This role will be required to lead efforts around process improvements thru the centralization Accounts Receivable fixed and time and materials billings globally.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the project manager and project teams to issue high quality customer invoices that are generated and issued in accordance with our internal control requirements, the contract terms and in line with customer expectations on related required supporting documentation. 
  • Assure that all billing plans and related billing milestones for scopes of work entered on the sales order are properly set in accordance with the executed customer sales order and correlate to milestones in the project plan. As needed, identify, and execute a resolution with customer and project manager for adherence to contract.
  • Prepare and follow to collection complex billing documentation in accordance with contractual terms; reconciling billing plans to appropriate ledgers and cumulative contractual information; comply with applicable contractual escalation formulas.
  • Ensure timely collections of receivables by investigating and resolving past due payments or payment discrepancies.
  • Maintain explanations for aging receivables on the accounts receivable weekly report.
  • Routinely review the missed billing milestone report and follow up on past due milestones.
  • Take proactive steps to ensure invoices are properly sent and received by the customer.
  • Closely review the sales orders and assess the applicable taxes that may apply to the invoice.
  • Establish and maintain a positive and productive relationships with internal and external customers and follow up with outstanding situations timely.
  • Prepare or assist in preparation of schedules to support annual audit and special audit requirements. Assist or prepare financial information and reports to support internal and external reporting requirements and presentations.
  • Provide support to other Contract Accountants (CA) in the group to ensure they are adhering to our processes and guide them / assist with problem resolution.  Find ways to change processes to eliminate manual work or re-work. Share/teach other CA’s.
  • Improve customer invoicing and payment cycles by collaborating with customers and project teams to increase optimal solutions regarding customer billing and collections.
  • Understand and be able to perform the cash application duties of the Accounts Receivable Staff Accountant.
  • Perform ad hoc duties to assist the business.

 

Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 5+ Years of Experience
  • ERP & Financial Reporting Software Experience: SAP preferred
  • Detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy
  • Be proactive, self-starting, and self-motivating.
  • Take initiative to learn, improve, or enhance current operations.
  • Manage upward when appropriate to get a problem resolved or process improved.
  • Communicate internally and externally with diplomacy and tact
  • Operate in a fast-paced environment and effectively prioritize daily competing priorities.
  • Proficient with MS Office applications such as Excel and Word
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Fluent in the following languages: English and German, 

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